Friday, February 26, 2016

Sunrise Over Brasov by Stephanie Burkhart


About Stephanie Burkhart
 

Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. She served 11 years in the US Army and currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate and is addicted to coffee. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has four children's books published with 4RV Publishing.

Find out more at:

Website: http://www.stephanieburkhart.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/StephBurkhart
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBurkhartAuthor

 Book Review

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Review by Anniek

Rosa lives a stabile and nice life with Clement who is a werewolf and Cassandra who is a Witch. Together with Rickard, a werewolf with unusual abilities she is happy at Clement's castle. At least that is what she thinks. Rosa doesn't remember her life before she was taken in by Clement and Cassandra and only knows what they have told her.

When her forgotten love Michael rescues her Rosa doesn't know what to think. They tell her that she had been kidnapped and that everybody has been looking for her. Because of the drug Anise, which she and Rickard have been given on a daily basis, Rosa's memories are hidden. Her body needs to get rid of this drug first and then she might get her memories back.

Michael is very glad that he, his sister-in-law Caroline and their vampire friends have been able to get Rosa back. He loves her very much. His heart breaks every time he looks at her because she doesn't remember the love they once shared. Rickard finds a way to break out of the castle as well when he sees that Rosa has been rescued. He finds them in a hidden cave. Rickard and Rosa are friends who stand by each other and step in whenever the other needs help.

Now that their memories are returning they are trying to find out why Clement and Cassandra needed them. It turns out that Rickard is a new breed of werewolf and Clement wants nothing more than to be like Rickard. Cassandra has always been part of a cruel pack of werewolves and finds gentleness with Rickard.

When Clement is not backing down the stakes are getting higher and higher. Who will stand together and who will fall into the realms of darkness? Will there be a cure for Clement or is he reaching too high?

Stephanie Burkhart's books are new for me. She surprised me with her detailed story. I had no trouble at all picturing the castles and the way of life. I was hoping so much that Rosa and Rickard would get their memories back so that they would know that they were not forgotten and did have a full life before the kidnapping.

The women in this story are just as powerful and needed as the men. I liked that a lot. Everyone has their own strength and holds their own. Sunrise over Brasov is the third book in a series, but can be read as a standalone. Stephanie Burkhart gives you all the information you need. I will definitely follow up on this series.
 
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38 comments:

  1. What genre do you rarely read, but wish you read more of?

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  2. Thank you for both the review and giveaway

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  3. Thank you for reviewing, I really liked what you focused on, this just put this book on my radar :)

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  4. Thank you for the review :) Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  5. I liked the review, thank you.

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  6. Good review, thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I love strong female characters. Buffy and the crew on BTVS and the Halliwells from Charmed (loved Grams) are some of my favorites. Recently started watching Shadowhunters and they make Clary seem so awkward and inept. Makes me sad but Izzy is a strong female presence.

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  8. Great post! I enjoyed reading it - thanks for sharing :)

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  9. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing and for the review!

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  11. Thank you so much for having me here today. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. I rarely read contempary mainstream and I wish I read more.

    Smiles
    Steph Burkhart

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  12. nice review, thank you for this chance!

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  13. I enjoyed the review. It helps to fill in some of the blanks for me and I appreciate knowing that it can be read as a standalone. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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  14. A writer that puts her heroines on equal standing with the heroes of the story is refreshing. Not the old kind of "damsel in distress" story! I like that!

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  15. Thanks for the review. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  16. This paranormal has some wonderful plot elements. I love the mix of characters!

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  17. Oh I do love a paranormal! This looks good I thin I will have to check it out.

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  18. This sounds really good and I would love to get a chance to read this book! :)
    And I have always wanted to try to be a soldier for some reason, so I find that cool ^-^

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  19. Hope you having a fun Saturday and thanks again for this chance

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  20. I love the idea of a story with powerful women in it. It's a nice change of pace.

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway what's your favourite chocolate.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  22. What or who is your inspiration in writing the book? ☺ -Mary Rose Benipayo

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  23. Great review! Congrats Stephanie. Meredith

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  24. Congrats, Stephanie! Wonderful review! I've read several of your books and they are always page turners.

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  25. Thanks for the post and the giveaway. Good luck to everyone.

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  26. Thanks for a great blog, excerpt and giveaway!

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  27. I appreciate you giving us this opportunity to win, thanks!

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  28. Thank you so much for the review and giveaway chances! This book looks really interesting :D

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  29. Sounds like a great read!

    Betul E.

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  30. Snog big time here today in Michigan, pretty cold as well. Thanks for the giveaway

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  31. One last time, thank you for giving us all the opportunity to win.

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